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Marco Fabián gets El Tri call for upcoming friendlies

Fabián will be part of the squad for the friendly against the U.S. in East Rutherford and against Argentina in San Antonio

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After missing the Gold Cup because of injury, Philadelphia Union midfielder Marco Fabián will rejoin the Mexico National Team for the upcoming international break.

El Tri plays the United States on September 6 at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey and then takes on Argentina in San Antonio four days later. Head coach Gerardo Martino called in 31 players.

The size of the roster suggests Martino might play two different starting lineups for the games.

Fabián last appeared for the team in November 2018 in a 2-0 loss to Argentina in a friendly in Córdoba. His first season in MLS has limited by injury.

He’s made 18 appearances and 13 starts, but is second on the team behind Kacper Przybylko with six goals. He was left out of the starting XI in Saturday’s game against D.C. United in favor of Jamiro Monteiro playing the No. 10 and Brenden Aaronson being reinserted into the midfield.

Cory Burke has also been called up for international duty with the Reggae Boyz for their Nations League matches against Antigua and Barbuda and Guyana during the break. Burke remains ineligible to play for the Union and will likely miss the rest of the season because of visa issues.

The Union return home September 14 to play LAFC after the weekend off from league play for the international break. The Union will host Liga MX team Pumas UNAM in a friendly on September 7.